Richard Macklin

Richard Macklin

p: 647‑847‑3822
f: 416-599-7910
15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3
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Richard was called to the Bar in 1993 and has extensive experience in a broad range of litigation cases including; contract, shareholders, real estate, condominium, employment, construction and other disputes. Richard has also developed considerable experience in government litigation including: coroner’s inquests, licencing, general administrative and constitutional law. In addition to extensive trial experience, Richard appears regularly in appeal courts and has acted on numerous landmark cases at the Supreme Court of Canada and Court of Appeal for Ontario. Richard graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School.

His wide-ranging experience has been recognized by the Law Society of Upper Canada who, in September 2009, granted Richard the designation of Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation). Richard was recently appointed to act as a "Friend of the Court" to the Ontario Divisional Court, on an administrative law appeal.

Richard has acted in an adjudicative role for over 10 years as a Vice-Chair of a Provincial Appeal Tribunal and has acted as Independent Legal Counsel to various professional regulatory clients. Richard is also a frequent writer and presenter on legal issues.

Richard’s current clients include “blue chip” real estate companies, corporations, an Office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth), and the Chartered Professional Accounts of Ontario, amongst others.

Richard believes that experience is only part of the equation and that the most important part of his practice is his unflinching dedication to client service.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil and Commercial litigation
  • Administrative law
  • Constitutional law

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1993
  • Supreme Court of Canada


  • Osgoode Hall Law School: LL.B.

Peer Reviewed Publications


  • Recognized by the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Designation of Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation)
  • Member of Advisory Committee - Cross-Over Youth Project (Ryerson University) (2015-present)
  • Vice President- Casa Loma Residents' Association (2015-present)
  • Ontario Bar Association and Advocates' Society